Being a former 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper I was very disapointed with the contents of Mr. CLanceys book. For all the history that the 82nd has very little of it was covered in this book. He also failed to cover much of the 82nds current capbilities and possible uses. In fact at times I felt like I was reading a book on COSCOM, or the Airforce instead of an Airborne unit. There is much more depth that could have been given to this book had he taken the time, but instead you get the impression that Mr. Clancey saw Ft. Bragg from a tour bus going down Ardennes street. If you've never been in the military or an Airborne unit then this will give you "some" insight, but if your interested in military history, or have been a paratrooper then this ones not for you. Mr. Clancey may be good at fiction but there's alot he could learn from historians like Stephen Ambrose or Shelby Foote.